Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Law Office Economics

Outsourcing back office accounting to improve profitability By Mike Marget Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, September 2014 A short list of benefits derived by law firms who have outsourced their daily accounting department services.
Ethics corner: A word of caution when accepting credit card payments By Michael J. Drabant Trusts and Estates, July 2014 The ISBA recently issued a Professional Conduct Advisory Opinion which highlights some of the ethical implications of accepting credit cards as a means of paying attorney fees.
Developing a shoe-string marketing plan By Charles G. Wentworth Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2014 The author offers suggestions for marketing yourself and your practice for little or no money.
Improving law firm profitability by using a corporate service provider as part of your client’s due diligence strategy By Michael Keenan Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2014 An overview of the role of the Corporate Service Provider and how it can help your firm become more profitable.
Law firm management roles—Management skills that an owner, managing partner, or administrator needs to have By John W. Olmstead Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2014 A discussion of the management functions that must be performed in every law form in order for it to be successful. 
Law firm management—Characteristics of successful law firms: Basic building blocks By John W. Olmstead Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2014 The author describes his Basic Building Blocks of Successful Law Firms.
Inbox overflowing? Tips for taming the beast By Trent L. Bush Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, April 2008 For most attorneys, e-mail is now the primary means of communication with the outside world. You get e-mails from your office, clients, other attorneys, professional organizations, friends and family, not to mention countless spam messages. How can you pull yourself out and stay above water?